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by ScanCaster
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Antennas
Topic: Masthead amplifier (TV) with SDR dongle
Replies: 2
Views: 12872

Re: Masthead amplifier (TV) with SDR dongle

I've been thinking about trying my TV antenna with my SDR dongle, to see if it picks up any more signals than the simple aerial that came with it. Problem is, my antenna has a masthead amplifier on it, and there's a power unit that sends power up the coaxial cable to power it. TVs don't seem to car...
by ScanCaster
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: op25 (police radio)
Replies: 2
Views: 4185

Re: op25 (police radio)

Question about op25 - Taken me couple of weeks to come this far. I believe I have the trunk.tsv & mycity.tsv file configured correctly. Anything I find online says I need to adjust the -q setting to get things working. I can never get the line over the peak of the frequency. Any help would be appre...
by ScanCaster
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: RTL-SDR Discussion
Topic: POCSAG Legal?
Replies: 3
Views: 2840

Re: POCSAG Legal?

Is it legal to decode POCSAG in New York ? The relevant statue is: FEDERAL - 18 USC 2510 et seq aka ECPA or Electronic Communications Privacy Act Monitoring COMMERCIAL PAGERS aka those on 929-932Mhz mostly, there are still some in the 454MHz and a few in the 15xMHz like 152.480, 157.740 and a few o...